Later this month, Danville will appeal the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's decision that the school must forfeit football wins over Garrard County and Lincoln County earlier this year because it used an ineligible player.
Danville will base its appeal on logic. The player had transferred to Danville from Lincoln midway of his freshman year when his family moved to Danville.
When he came out for the football team in May, he filled out an eligibility form provided by the KHSAA. He filled the form out correctly, too. The problem is that the form does not ask if a player transferred during the school year and has no place to indicate he or she played a varsity sport at the previous school.
But if you think logic interferes with thinking at the KHSAA, think again.
The KHSAA denied the eligibility requests of three Henry Clay athletes who left Bryan Station under the No Child Left Behind Act, a federal law allowing transfers from schools that fail to meet criteria in reading and math two years in a row.